DC Arts Center Presents Sparkplug Collective Artists Heritage: Now

By Editorial Team on October 15, 2018

Fri, 19 October 2018 - Sun, 25 November 2018

Image: Eric Celarier, Picasso Inch by Inch, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 19 from 7pm to 9pm

Culminating exhibition of DCAC’s 2017-18 Sparkplug Collective

Curated by Kayleigh Bryant Greenwell

Sparkplug Collective Artists: Hector Cataño, Eric Celarier, Alexis Gomez, Sarah Jamison, Ashley Ja’nae, Zofie King, Kelly Posey, Katie Pumphrey, Renée Regan, Julie Wills

Heritage: Now illustrates the nuance of lineage and human inheritance through a sometimes meta experience. Reflecting on power dynamics in human-to-human give-and-take, environmental-human interactions, and the problematic art history canon, the Sparkplug Collective contends with the meaning of giving, receiving, acceptance and rejection. Through performance, painting, large and small scale drawing, algorithms, video, and sculpture, the artists contend with the narratives we carry.

Sparkplug is DCAC’s artists collective. Launched in 2007, Sparkplug is a two-year program that offers members a place to meet, helps to organize studio visits, provides opportunities to hone presentation skills, and make connections with arts professionals such as curators, collectors, and established artists. In addition, DCAC organizes two curated Sparkplug exhibitions: one each year.

Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a Washington, D.C. native and cultural programmer with over 10 years of GLAM experience [Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums], devoted to exploring ways to engage with marginalized audiences through art, museum, and social justice practice.

Gallery hours:

  • Wednesdays through Sundays: 2pm to 7pm

All events are free and open to the public and are at DC Arts Center (DCAC), 2438 18th Street NW.